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Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At University Of Georgia Constitution Day

Atlanta, Georgia – WEBWIRE

"The framers were deeply read and also revolutionaries and much of their public policy was derived from their experience."

Liz Buddenhagen, RN attended “What did the Constitution Originally Mean?” at the University of Georgia Chapel presented by Dr. Jack Rakove of Stanford University on September 17, 2015.

In 1997, Rakove won the Pulitzer Prize for his book, Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution. He is author and editor of several other books on topics related to the American founding. In addition, he has served as a consultant and expert witness in several cases in New York, has written four amicus curiae briefs for the Supreme Court and has been a guest on PBS News Hour and The Daily Show.

Rakove compared the originalist and historian points of view regarding the thinking and intentions of the founding fathers in the development of the Constitution. He said that James Madison’s notes of pre-Constitution documents what the intentions of framers of the Constitution were. He mentioned that “the framers were deeply read and also revolutionaries and much of their public policy was derived from their experience.” He noted it was a very creative and dynamic time in Philadelphia.

There was also an exhibit of historical documents related to the Constitution and the nation’s founding on display in front of the Chapel hosted by Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

The event sponsors were School of Public and International Affairs, American Founding Group, UGA Law School and the Charles Koch Foundation.

Constitution Day:

Constitution Day is the annual celebration of the day that representatives to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia completed and signed the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

Interesting facts presented about the U.S. Constitution:

  • The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world.
  • Thirty-nine of the fifty-five delegates who attended the Constitutional Convention signed the document. Three delegates refused to sign, George Read signed on John Dickinson’s behalf and the remaining delegates were not present to indicate whether they opposed or favored the final draft.
  • The oldest person to sign the Constitution was Benjamin Franklin (age 81). The youngest was Jonathan Dayton of New Jersey (age 26).

Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant:

Liz Buddenhagen, registered nurse and certified legal nurse consultant, assists Atlanta attorneys with legal cases involving medical issues. For more information email, view or call 770-725-2997.

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